Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa

Spicy, Crunchy Cabbage Slaw and Cool, Fresh Pear-Kiwi Salsa top Tilapia to make these Tacos irresistibly refreshing and scrumptious!

Hi. As if you didn’t already know, it’s Friday. I haven’t been THIS happy to see Friday in a looong time.

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Moving to a new place is SO exciting, but it can be kind of hard. You don’t know the area, so you have no idea where to go or what to do, and you don’t know anybody. A lot of people work, so in turn, meet people pretty quickly. As someone who works at home to stay home with her kids…meeting people is even harder.

Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa | Fabtastic Eats

Yesterday was a ridiculously hard day for me. I’m sure a lot of it was my emotions just running rapid..but it was just a particularly hard day with my kids. After talking to my husband alll day, I sort of donged on me that half the reason Ive been getting so frustrated lately is because I am bored.to.tears.

Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa | Fabtastic Eats

I love my kids to the end of this world, and I wouldn’t trade a darn thing. I know the grass isn’t greener on the other side, I don’t wish I could go back to work right now. And I love talking to my kids. My almost three year old, (how did that happen!?), is so smart, and I absolutely love the questions he asks and seeing how his inquisitive little brain works. But I have really been lacking some adult interaction and it’s definitely starting to take it’s toll.

Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa | Fabtastic Eats

We finally bought a second car this week. So now I don’t have any excuse for not leaving the house. Other than the fact that I have no clue where I am going. My husband keeps telling me to get involved on base and in all the groups because there is so much going on for moms and kids, but to tell you the truth, I’ve never been a play date mom, (not that I wouldn’t be if the offer ever arose), and I’m reallly not the most outgoing person until I really know you. (So hard to tell these things about someone on the internet, huh?)

Needless to say, meeting people isn’t my strong suit. The last base we were on, it was for such a short time. I’d talk to other moms on the playground, but really, sometimes I want to talk about something other than my wonderful children, whom I am around all day! 😉

Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa | Fabtastic Eats I probably sound like I am whining, and if so, I apologize. I know how blessed I am to have this opportunity to be home with my kids. I am just emotionally exhausted and my brain could use a little more stimulation…Thomas the Train, and Lightening McQueen conversations only go so far! 😉

Let me just talk about these fantastic tacos before I sign off, because they can’t go un-mentioned. I feel like people are either seafood lovers, or haters. I’m a lover. My husbands a hater. I eat most of my seafood either when we’re out to eat or when he is at work. I like it all, and I’m not sure there is one that I don’t love.

Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa | Fabtastic Eats

These Crispy Tilapia Tacos are a cinch to make and are incredibly light and refreshing. The cabbage has a light kick to it, but adds a great punch, and the Pear and Kiwi Salsa is cool, neutral and fresh. The combination of these tacos are a match made in heaven! They’re so perfecct for these warm Spring and Summer days rapidly approaching!

Crispy Tilapia Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Pear-Kiwi Salsa

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Tacos

Spicy, Crunchy Cabbage Slaw and Cool, Fresh Pear-Kiwi Salsa top Tilapia to make these Tacos irresistibly refreshing and scrumptious!

Ingredients

    Spicy Cabbage Slaw
  • 1/2 head nappa cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 1 Serrano pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Pear-Kiwi Salsa
  • 1 pear, cubed
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 of a lime, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon diced red onion
  • salt and pepper
  • For the Tilapia
  • 1 LB Tilapia, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6-8 Flour Taco shells

Directions

    Cabbage Slaw
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrot, serrano pepper, cilantro, lime juice, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, vinegar, and oil. Toss together and set aside for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  2. Salsa
  3. In a medium sized bowl, toss together the cubed pear, kiwi, lime juice, cilantro, onion, salt and pepper. Set Aside.
  4. For the Tilapia
  5. Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheet with a wire rack. (I just use the cooling racks that I use for cookies.)
  6. Pour the panko onto a plate. Sprinkle in the salt and cayenne and toss together.
  7. Roll tilapia strips into the panko mix and place on wire racks. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. To Assemble, add 2-3 strips of Tilapia to each tortilla, add the slaw and the salsa. Enjoy!

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